joomla 1.5 statistics

Graduation Gift Ideas

After four years of school, it's time to celebrate graduation.

If you're stuck for ideas for a good graduation gift, here are some ideas that could work well for both you and your graduate.

UNDER $20 The Hoodoo Blues pack is a case of three harmonicas, just the thing to keep the graduate alert during long drives to and from work or college.
UNDER $30 The Piedmont Blues pack is seven harmonicas (all different keys) in a case.  Every graduate needs a new skill!
UNDER $50 We have some bright, colorful, fun, waterproof ukuleles, just right for the summer swimming pool or beach trip.
UNDER $100 An Amahi mahogany soprano ukulele, a really nice uke, which comes with a heavy-duty embroidered gig bag, can be had for only $89.
UNDER $200 We have a good selection of Amahi ukuleles in the $109-$149 range.  All of these come with a nice, high quality embroidered gig bag, at no extra charge.
UNDER $300 A new Alvarez acoustic guitar (a good one) is in the $239-$259 range.  The Alvarez AD30 (pictured here) has a solid spruce top, a bone nut and bone saddle, and a lacquer finish.  It sells at Backstage Music for $249.99. Add a Gator gig baq, and you're still under $300.
UNDER $500 For that special graduate, a Privia PX-150 keyboard makes a great gift.  It feels and plays like an acoustic piano, and it never has to be tuned.
UNDER $2,000 Got a daughter-in-law or son-in-law graduating?  A Takamine Pro Series P5DC acoustic guitar (with case) is $1,699. Solid spruce top, solid rosewood back, rosewood sides, dreadnought body shape, CT3P pre-amp, pickups, on-board tuner, and a brown leather Takamine hardshell case, this guitar has it all.

These are just a few ideas.  We've got plenty more ideas, call or come by to see us if we can help you get un-stuck on your ideas for graduation!

Johnny Winter Signed Fender Strat

Fender Strat, Made in Mexico

Signed by Johnny Winter, July 18, 2013, almost one year to the day prior to his untimely death on July 16, 2014. His sig is just to the left of the output jack, in the darker ink.

You are buying a very nice 1998 Mexican Strat, with fresh strings (GHS 9-42) and the original Fender hardshell case.

Plays good, sounds good.  No discernible fret wear.

Case is as it should be, all latches and hinges are good.

Johnny Winter was headlining a blues festival in Oxford, Mississippi in July, 2013, and everyone playing at the festival signed the guitar.  Other than Johnny, the = names are mostly regionally known acts, and are listed here:

  • Johnny Winter
  • Big George Brock
  • Reba Russell
  • Effie Burt
  • Eric Deaton Trio
  • J.J. Callier & The Zydeco Knockouts
  • Silas Reed & Da Books
  • Alphonso Sanders
  • Elmore Williams
  • Hezekiah Early
  • Little Pootchie
  • Cadillac Funk
  • Adam Gussow & Shine Turner
  • Anthony "Big A" Sherrod Trio
  • HJames Daigle
  • David Evans
  • The Reviews
  • Zechariah Lloyd & Cameron Kimbrough Duo

Guitar includes a commemorative t-shirt (2XL)  of the event.

You can search for "johnny winter oxford blues festival" on Youtube, and find several videos from the event.

We are selling this for the owner, $650.



Looking for a solid-cedar top acoustic in a narrow-waist folk body style?  This is it.  A+ Western Red Cedar is used for the solid top, and it uses a bone nut and bone saddle for great sustain and tone.

$369.99 gets this guitar shipped to you anywhere in the lower 48 US states.

Alvarez AF60 Sunburst Demo

Renowned guitarist Drew Dieckmann gives the Alvarez AF60 folk guitar a whirl.  Bone nut and bone saddle, lacquer finish (not poly finish), solid A+ Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and side, all in all, a very, very cool guitar.  Give Drew a listen, and see what you think.

Backstage stocks this guitar, new, for $319.99.  (That's not a misprint.  $319.99.)  Come see us, we're here every day except Sunday, 10-6, or give us a call at 662-323-3824.  A real person (not a machine) will answer.


Alvarez AD30 Acoustic Dreadnought

Drew Dieckmann does a demo with an Alvarez AD30 acoustic guitar.  Bone nut and bone saddle, coupled with a solid spruce top and a lacquer finish make for one good sounding guitar, and all for $229.99.

We don't know how Alvarez does it, we're just glad they do.


Aquila Red Low G Uke Strings Explained


90,000+ Sheet Music Titles Available

Sheet Music at Backstage MusicThe boys at Backstage are pretty excited about this. We now have over 90,000 titles of sheet music available for our customers.  We can provide the most current music, as well as some of the most obscure, right here in the store.  No ordering, no waiting, no shipping, just printed sheet music, right now, right here.

To make it even better, you can request your sheet music in any key, and ask it be written for almost any instrument (i.e., voice, piano, guitar, violin, cello, etc.), and we can do that for you on the spot.

If you're not sure what key you need it in, that's no problem.  We can play a clip of the music for you as it's written, and if you'd like the music transposed up or down, just ask, and we can play the transposed music for you.  When it's in a key that's comfortable for you, your new sheet music will be ready to take home.

The next time you need that special song for a wedding, a recital, or a church event, let the boys at Backstage Music make it simple for you. Drop by any time, 10:00 until 6:00, any day (except Sunday), and we'll be glad to help out.


Follow BackstageMusic1 on Twitter

Backstage Music, LLC, 115-B Highway 12 West, Starkville, MS  39759
Guitar, bass, amp, violin, PA gear, guitar lessons, guitar repair, amp repair,  violin rental.    

662-323-3824     FAX 662-324-4042    www.BackstageMusic.Com